WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, the call may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary schools.…

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OPINIONS ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)

The issue of female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation is a contemporary topic that seems to cut across race and creed. Over the years, the issue of female circumcision has become a growing concern among women and gender groups. Female Genital Mutilation is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The reasons for and problems arising from the practice have taken the front burner such that a young lady, a few years ago, sought asylum in United Kingdom to prevent being…

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WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about the call for restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary…

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WHY DELTANS MUST GET THE LG POLLS RIGHT

The sleepy political landscape of Delta State has very recently become a beehive of activity. This development, however, should not be a surprise to many as the Delta State Government announced to Deltans its readiness to conduct the local council poll in the state come January 2018. In the light of the above, the political class knows that as in war, that “whoever arrives first and take a position is at ease while he that arrives late labours” This is evident in their early preparation coupled with the fact that…

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2019 ELECTIONS: THE POLITICAL CLASS AND THE REST OF US

Working with the conventional calendar, 2019 may be seen to be miles away. But a peep into the calendar of an average Nigerian politician, and a feel of their political body language tell a different narration. And that is, the year 2019 is not just a around the corner. For most Nigerian politician, 2019 is a year with history in that it’s a year of elections, a year for another session of politicking when elections into various offices from the Presidency down to the state Houses of Assembly are billed…

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RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA IS TOO LONG TO COME

Nigeria has been a very bad copycat right from its onset as a nation. History is replete with instances of wrong application of adopted systems politically, socially and economically. In government, there has been muddled up attempts at the parliamentarian and the presidential or federal systems. Torn between the two systems of government and in attempting to recreate them as homegrown model the “unitary Federalism” system of government emerged. This has turned out to be a misnomer like all other ideas, philosophies, legislative systems at al., that has ever been…

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WHO IS A TRUE CHRISTIAN? By Prophet Igbodo

This question has to go to the ministers of God, and the members of the church. Who is a true Christian? There are two groups of people in the church; the Bible told us in the book of St. Mathew 25:32-33, that we have the goats and the sheep. Today, we ask which of these two are more in number in the church; is it the goat or the sheep? We see in modern churches where people say, “It is well with me”, and by the time you put your…

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UNPAID LG WORKERS SALARY: PDP WILL LOSE TO APC IF…

When a fly is selfish, arrogant, high minded and does not listen to advice, it will surely follow the corpse into the grave; that is exactly what will happen to Ika South and Ika North East LGAs if the two Chairmen go on to take the proposed N17million car loan to be repaid with money generated from Internally Generated Revenue, instead of paying their workers’ outstanding salaries, especially Ika South workers for 10 months. How can a good leader watch his workers who elected him to occupy the seat be…

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CAGING THE DEMAGOGUES IN OUR POLITICAL SPACE

They were voted to provide good and qualitative leadership; elected to bring the nation’s economy out of the wood and were chosen to bring democracy’s dividends to the people. But, instead of providing the lavishly promised and highly expected leadership, they visit the masses with cluelessness and Utopia. Instead of reviving the comatose economy, they threw it further down into recession and instead of bringing dividends of democracy, they democratized poverty, institutionalized unemployment and governmentalized hopelessness and frustration. They are not authentic leaders but political demagogues. Welcome to a nation…

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THE CROCODILE PREYS WHILE NIGER DELTA PRAYS .

In one of the most celebrated media related trials in the United States Of America (USA), the trial Judge, Justice Lewis Powell, of the United States Supreme Court remarked that ‘the inherent worth of speech in terms of its capacity for informing the public does not depend upon the identity of the source, whether corporation ,association, union or individual’. The above statement was made back in the days but I still consider it relevant and holds it with reverence in my day to day activities as a media practitioner though…

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